A native of West Virginia, now a resident of West Texas, Charlie Stout draws on his experience as a photographer and filmmaker to create cinematic lyrics through carefully crafted storytelling.”
- Settled in Lubbock, Texas in the spring of 2007
- Photographed and befriended several “Texas Country” and “Red Dirt” artists at The Blue Light in Lubbock, Texas
- Began writing and performing songs, opening shows as a solo acoustic act at the Blue Light
- Travelled throughout the state of Texas as a photographer and solo acoustic act
- Spent two years as a songwriting apprentice of Kent Finlay at Cheatham Street Warehouse
- Cowrites include “Lighthouse” (Sam Riggs) and “Old Fashioned” (William Clark Green)
- Host of “Unhappy Hour” a monthly songwriters’ showcase (now in its third year) at Cheatham Street Warehouse
“DUST & WIND”
Charlie Stout recorded eight of his songs in an abandoned ghost town church, capturing the ambience of an empty place of worship in the southwestern desert.
- Recorded live in the abandoned First Presbyterian Church of Taiban, New Mexico
- Taiban (tie-BAN) is where sheriff Pat Garrett captured famed outlaw Billy The Kid
- The church is situated along U.S. Highway 60 and the double track railway of the Belen Cutoff
- The 100+ year old place of worship is open to the desert air, with no glass window panes or doors
- An array of microphones captured a blend of vocals, guitar, and ambient room sounds, in addition to audio from the highway, train tracks, and desert.
- iTunes and physical CD’s include a bonus track featuring of 15 minutes of desert ambience concluding with the coming and going of a massive freight train.
HEAR “DUST & WIND”
A stream of the entire record is available for review at www.soundcloud.com/charliestout
Visit Charlie Stout’s BandCamp Page to purchase “Dust & Wind” – name your price to show your support for this and future musical recordings!
(coming soon to iTunes and other online retailers)
SUGGESTED FOR LISTNERS OF:
Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, James McMurtry, Adam Carroll, Slaid Cleaves, Chris Knight, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle, Drive By Truckers, Kris Kristofferson